Bonifacio Global City (BCG)

Bonifacio Global CityWelcome to the Home of Passionate Minds

Bonifacio Global City is a true child of the 21st century – a modern wonder of contemporary living populated by great minds and passionate hearts. From tidy roads and contemporary office blocks to storied high streets and playful parks, the city is the perfect marriage of form and function.

An environment that nurtures your passion to live, work and play. But more than a remarkable confluence of architecture, accessibility, and activity BGC is a triumph of the human spirit and great ideas.

The charm and multicultural allure of the city is a reflection of its people – residents and visitors alike who value quality living and embrace forward thinking as key to a better life. It’s in this spirit of transformative love and vision that we welcome you to explore this incredible urban oasis.

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Bonifacio Global City is the proud venture of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), managed by the powerhouse partnership of Ayala Land, Inc., Evergreen Holdings, Inc. (Campos Group) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). The combined formidable wealth of real estate development, expertise, and investment from each group has established Bonifacio Global City as one of the world’s finest and fastest-growing premier cities.

HISTORY

Bonifacio Global City was once part of a multi-hectare portion of Taguig that the United States government acquired in 1902 and operated as a military base. Christened Fort McKinley after US President William McKinley, it was the headquarters of the Philippine Scouts, the Philippine Division of the United States Army.

In 1949, three years after the Philippines gained political independence from the United States, Fort McKinley was turned over to the Philippine government. In 1957, it was made the permanent headquarters of the Philippine Army and renamed Fort Bonifacio after Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.

In the 1990s approximately 240-hectares of Fort Bonifacio was turned over to the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to facilitate the conversion of former US military bases and Metro Manila camps into productive civilian use. By 2003, Ayala Land, Inc. and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. entered into a landmark partnership with BCDA to help shape and develop Bonifacio Global City – an area once synonymous with war and aggression – into the amiable, nurturing, world-class business and residential center it is today.

OWNERSHIP

The Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) is the main developer of Bonifacio Global City, a 240 hectare world-class business district at the heart of Taguig City. Backing the FBDC in pursuing the ambitious project are the Bases Conversion Development Authority and the formidable consortium of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and Evergreen Holdings, Inc. of the Campos Group, who jointly completed the acquisition of a controlling interest of FBDC in 2003.

The Ayala-Campos group brings to FBDC a wealth of real estate experience and aims to replicate the success of the development in the Makati Central Business District. ALI has a track record for creating and sustaining successful business districts and large-scale integrated communities while the Campos Group, through its real estate arm, Greenfield Development Corporation, has various property developments in the EDSA-Central Area and Laguna.

LOCATION & ACCESS

Bonifacio Global City is located in Taguig, a supremely accessible area and only a short distance from the Makati Central Business District, Ortigas Center, and Manila’s domestic and international airports. As such you can enjoy healthy access and business connections with these crucial zones and beyond.

BGC is directly linked to Manila’s two major thoroughfares, EDSA and C-5, and is accessible via seven key points: Kalayaan Avenue from the North, Kalayaan Flyover via EDSA and Makati, McKinley Road from the West, the three C-5 Highway gates from the east, and the Airport via Villamor Air Base from the south.

UTILITIES & SERVICES

The vision and attention to detail used to develop Bonifacio Global City is nowhere more apparent than in the city’s high-quality, world-class amenities.

Utilities

  • Water & Sewerage

Bonifacio Water Corporation, owner and manager of the water and sewerage facility in BGC, provides enormous water reservoirs for residents and tenants of Bonifacio Global City with consistent water pressure and uninterrupted supply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

BGC also has fully integrated sewage collection, treatment, and disposal facilities. Residents and tenants are assured of a flood-free BGC through an underground drainage detention structure; it can hold 22 million liters of water and release it under controlled conditions.

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas

BGC has a comprehensive, underground Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) piping system, owned and managed by Bonifacio Gas Corporation that distributes metered gas to residents throughout the city. This system assures residents of a steady and constant supply of LPG which is not only convenient but eliminates the dangers of leaking regulators and tanks within homes.

Some building owners in BGC utilize LPG to power their air-conditioning systems. This reduces their electricity consumption and allows continuous power supply during rare outages.

  • Fiber Optic Cable Network

BGC runs an underground fiber optic cabling network that supports a wide range of telephone, video and data applications. The network operates at top speeds providing residents and tenants with highly efficient information access.

All cabling is fed and linked underground keeping city views clear and unobstructed.

  • Electric Power

Electric power, like the city’s gas and fiber optic cabling, is also supplied via underground lines. Closely monitored Meralco substations guarantee continuous electricity throughout Bonifacio Global City, eliminating power interruptions, outages, and fluctuations.

Services

Bonifacio Global City Estate Association (BGCEA), the association of lot owners and occupants of BGC properties, was formed to advance the general welfare and well-being of the BGC community. To carry out the tasks of ensuring that BGC is a model community, clean, appealing, and operating at first-class standards, BGCEA appointed Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation (BESC). BESC is in charge of the upkeep of a safe, secure and sustainable BGC grounds.

  • Safety & Security

Bonifacio Global City employs first-rate security measures enforced by guards who patrol the city 24 hours a day. The city’s Police/Security Assistance Center is also open at all times to provide immediate responses to any security concerns.

BGC’s motorized patrol and deputized traffic enforcers assist visitors and residents to ensure road safety, and easy mobility within the city.

The Bonifacio Global City Emergency Response Team (ERT) is an emergency response unit that deals with all manner of city crises, from hospital emergencies, fire incidents to natural calamities and disaster. Equipped with its own fire truck and ambulance, it is a highly-capable unit with a proven track record of keeping BGC citizens safe and the city in working order.

  • Cleanliness & Maintenance

Bonifacio Global City also advocates sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Regular tree-planting and recyclable waste-collection demonstrate the organization’s commitment to the environment.

The regular and timely maintenance of street curbs, installation and refurbishment of traffic signage, repair and restoration of common areas, facilities, and landscape maintenance furthers BGC to become an ideal place to live, work and play.